SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
November 15, 2016
Charles & Colvard, Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in
(State or other jurisdiction of
|170 Southport Drive
|Morrisville, North Carolina
|(Address of principal executive offices)
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election
of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On November 15, 2016,
the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Charles and Colvard, Ltd. (the “Company”) appointed Clint J. Pete,
the Company’s current Corporate Controller, as the Interim Chief Financial Officer until the hiring of a permanent chief
financial officer, effective as of December 2, 2016, the effective date of the resignation of Kyle S. Macemore, the Company’s
current Chief Financial Officer, which was previously disclosed. Mr. Pete will retain his position as Corporate Controller of the
Company, which he has held since June 2016.
Clint J. Pete, age 54,
has served as Corporate Controller of the Company since June 2016. Mr. Pete mostly recently served as Director of Business Planning
for Oracle Corporation, a cloud application company, from June 2013 to May 2016. Prior to his employment with Oracle, Mr. Pete
served as Business Unit Controller, Global Signaling Solutions of Tekelec, a telecommunications company, from May 2011 to May 2013.
At Tekelec, Mr. Pete also previously served as Global Revenue Controller. Prior to his employment with Tekelec, Mr. Pete served
as Vice President of Finance and Controllers at Qualex Inc., a Kodak company. Before joining Qualex Inc., Mr. Pete held various
management positions at Ernst & Young, LLP, an international public accounting firm. Mr. Pete holds a Bachelor of Business
Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
In connection with Mr.
Pete’s appointment as Interim Chief Financial Officer, the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board approved a
15% increase in the base salary of Mr. Pete, increasing his salary from $167,000 to $192,050, effective immediately and continuing
during the period Mr. Pete serves as Interim Chief Financial Officer.
Pursuant to the requirements
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned
hereunto duly authorized.
||Charles & Colvard,
|November 15, 2016
||/s/ Suzanne T. Miglucci
||Suzanne T. Miglucci|
President and Chief Executive Officer